CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: May 3, 1999
Krause, Kerr are named to business colleges Board
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Henry B. Tippie College
of Business at the University of Iowa has announced the addition of W.A. "Bill"
Krause and William T. Kerr to its Board of Visitors.
The Board of Visitors is a group of high-level professionals
who provide advice to the College about its programs and professional activities.
It meets once each semester at the Pappajohn Business Building at the UI.
Krause is president and chief executive officer of
the Krause Gentle Corp. of West Des Moines. The corporation owns more than
150 Kum & Go convenience stores in addition to 19 other affiliate companies,
including Blimpies Midwest, Solar Transport, Teamwork Financial and Wizard
Krause, a 1957 UI journalism and mass communications
graduate, is a native of Hampton. He has been a strong supporter of Hawkeye
athletics as well as many charities, including Junior Achievement of Iowa.
He also began the Krause Challenge program, a real-money portfolio management
competition that benefits undergraduate finance majors at the UI, Iowa State,
the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University.
All three of Krauses children graduated from
the UI, including Kyle Krause, chief operating officer of Krause Gentle, who
received a finance degree from the college in 1985.
William T. Kerr is president and chief executive officer
of the Meredith Corporation. He joined Meredith in 1991 as president of its
magazine group and executive vice president of the company. Before Kerrs
move to Meredith, he was vice president of the New York Times Company and
its magazine group. He also previously worked with McKinsey and Company and
Dillon, Read and Company.
Kerr is a native of Seattle and a University of Washington
graduate. He received a masters degree in modern history as a Rhodes
Scholar at Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard University.